Biennial Report of the State Department of Education for

Biennial Report of the State Department of Education for

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...About one hundred and fifty teachers were in daily attendance upon Miss Thomas's lectures, and it was the unanimous opinion of those present that the work was highly stimulating, instructive and helpful. The work of methods in Geography was in charge of Mr. E. G. Littlejohn, Principal of the Fourth District School in Galveston. Mr. Littlejohn began with the rise and progress of geographical discovery and exploration. He pointed out the causes which led to geographical discovery and exploration, and the means by which they were carried on. Beginning with the ancient civilization on the shore of the Mediterranean, he traced out the lines of discovery in the different continents, in the different centuries down to the present, showing how, by discoveries in mathematics and astronomy, the mapping of the world, and consequently an exact knowledge of it, was made possible. He next took up the introduction of geography as a school study, and showed that it had been a preferred subject from the earliest times, and not an accidental one, as some have labored to prove. Its educational value, cultural and" practical, was explained, and it was shown to be of the highest value from both, standpoints. Aim in teaching and what to teach were subjects considered in four lectures. Under aim in teaching, false aims were pointed out. and the true aims said to be: "To lead pupils to perceive the adaptation of the earth to the wants of man. its resources of food and shelter and its relation to the arts and industries, civilization, etc."' It was insisted that pupils should catch glimpses of its marvelous beauty and grandeur, and should find the close relation which exists between physical conditions and life in different countries. Under what to...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688194X
  • 9781236881946